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Old 10-24-2006, 01:14 AM   #16
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A cheap CO2 regulator is avalible from welding shops for small MIG welders. Usually has a high presure gauge so you'll know when its just about empty. They usually have a 1/4" pipe thread inlet. Adapt that to the paintball remote hose with high presure fittings. Then the solenoid, a needle valve, a check valve, a bubble counter and then to your injection device of choice.
Thats how I made mine, minus the solenoid at the moment. The solenoid I had laying around wasn't rated for 100% duty cycle and over heated. My tanks still lasts about 2 months with my external reactor into my 75 gal bow front tank.

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Old 10-28-2006, 12:26 AM   #17
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Coil Rating: 24 VDC, 6.9 watts, class F continuous duty service
Coil Termination: 18" lead wires
^ that's for the solenoid, so yes, you'll have to plug the solenoid in to make it work.

The solenoid controls the on/off function of the CO2 flow, and Rex's needle valve will provide finer control of the flow rate into the tank.
You might want to find a 120VAC selenoid instead... unless you happen to find a 24V adapter which is rare or your going to hook up a bunch of bateries to it. if you hook up that selenoid to a regular outlet timer she'll blow.

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A cheap CO2 regulator is avalible from welding shops for small MIG welders. Usually has a high presure gauge so you'll know when its just about empty. They usually have a 1/4" pipe thread inlet. Adapt that to the paintball remote hose with high presure fittings. Then the solenoid, a needle valve, a check valve, a bubble counter and then to your injection device of choice.
Thats how I made mine, minus the solenoid at the moment. The solenoid I had laying around wasn't rated for 100% duty cycle and over heated. My tanks still lasts about 2 months with my external reactor into my 75 gal bow front tank.

CJ
can you give what the regulator name is? and price range on it? i know of a huydrallics store that i pass everyonce and a while but i doubt they have suff for welding...im going to try to find a welding shop around town(shouldnt be hard)
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why no use this? http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/prod...713_a_7c239900
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This thread was 4 years old.

And its possible that the reg you showed was not availiable at that time. There have been many improvements in co2 reg's for paintball use since 4yrs ago.
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:46 PM   #21
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not to mention, it isnt a regulator...its an on/off controller (though you can crudely control bubble rate) and in my experience...its a $35 piece of crap
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not to mention, it isnt a regulator...its an on/off controller (though you can crudely control bubble rate) and in my experience...its a $35 piece of crap
Might want to open the link and take a look. It is not the reg you are thinking of.

On another hand I wish I could find someone selling one of those crapy 35 dollar regulators like you speak of. I would love to have a 3rd one for a used price.
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